Tyra Banks talks about life as a super model in May issue of Ebony

Tyra Banks talks about life as a super model in May issue of Ebony

In the May issue of EBONY supermodel/executive TV producer Tyra Banks discusses life as a top model, her new singing career, why she made the move from in front to behind the cameras, and what it is she looks for in a mate.

Banks, a statuesque beauty who stands at 5-foot-11, has taken glamour to new heights as a supermodel. In an industry that can be competitive and catty, Banks has accomplished a series of major achievements in her career, including becoming the first Black female to grace the covers of Sports Illustrated, GQ and Victoria’s Secret catalog. Now at age 30 she is continuing her success but this time in the world of entertainment.

She is currently creator and executive producer of UPN’s top rated show “America’s Next Top Model.” The reality show, which has received high ratings since its premiere, has been picked up by the network for two more seasons.

Banks’ talents don’t stop there. The L.A. native has taken on the music industry and plans to release her debut CD this fall. Her first single Shake Ya Body has music lovers taking notice.

Read more about Banks, her future plans, and what she looks for in a man in “Tyra Backstage: The Joys & Perils of Being a Top Model.”

Fifty years ago in May, a legal decision was made which led to a racial revolution that altered the way Americans live and dream. In a special salute to the “50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education,” EBONY takes a look back at the historic event and examines the progress of the Brown promise.

Having trouble prioritizing your time between the job, your children and your spouse? You’re not alone. Learn how to polish your balancing skills in “You Can Have It All: Career, Family & Great Sex.”

Other must-reads in the May issue of EBONY are “100+ Most Influential Black Americans,” “Where are the Child Stars of Yesterday?” and “40, Fit & Fabulous.”

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